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Social Media Week

The power of social media is epitomized in how well the Google Hangouts tear down barriers. From Presidential hangouts to John Legend’s ‘hangout jumping,’ hangouts put people one step closer to the brands, celebrities, and popular figures they follow ardently. On the Change Stage at Social Media Week, Steve Grover, Google+’s Director of Community Partnerships,…

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Rewiring Government for Openness, Connection, and Choice_8488872007_m

In this era of big data and social networks, we have an opportunity to reinvent our systems; connecting citizens and leaders to create a more agile governance. Currently, however, government and large companies are holding access to information and the natural freedom that it provides as a privilege for those that can afford it, not…

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Social-Media-Fail

We’re all human. We all make mistakes. However, when your mistake involves social media, it’s not that easy to make amends. Take, for example, the case of the (now) infamous KitchenAid tweet about President Obama’s dead grandmother. If you somehow missed it, it went a little something like this: During the first presidential debate between…

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Now that we’ve had some time to absorb the changes in the space during Q3, let’s take a look back at the big announcements, compare the new landscape to the changes from the second quarter, and project what will have the most impact for Q4 of 2011. In a sentence, Facebook’s f8 developer conference contained more…

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